The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 14—James Goodwin SF

| October 31, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 14—James Goodwin SF

3.75 miles; Hampton, CT We did it! Stacy and I completed the Connecticut DEEP’s 14-hike “Sky’s the Limit Challenge.” And on Halloween, no less (hence the spooky selfie). This whole challenge has been a gas. There are so many great places to hike in this state, and I am very grateful to the CT DEEP […]

Browning Woods

| October 30, 2016

Browning Woods

3 miles; South Kingstown, RI Today’s PCHC hike was planned especially to avoid conflict with the 1 pm Patriots game, something I highly appreciate. The weather was lovely—warm and sunny—a real gift for this late in the year. This odd mushroom was placed right at the start of the trail. Fifty-seven? The consensus of the […]

River Highlands SP

| October 28, 2016

River Highlands SP

3.4 miles; Cromwell, CT I had to visit to a store out in this direction, so I took the opportunity to also visit a small state park I’d read about in the “A-Z of Connecticut State Parks” blog (see my Blog Roll). I have to say, it was very much exactly as described. I loved the […]

Bates Loop

| October 26, 2016

Bates Loop

3.4 miles; West Greenwich, RI This Unusual Suspects hike was originally planned as a lollipop loop on Tillinghast Management Area to include part of the Flintlock Trail and the whole red-blazed Bates Loop. Unfortunately, one of the Suspects had a water-crossing incident and got one leg (and shoe and sock) very wet, so we cut […]

Burlingame-Kimball

| October 17, 2016

Burlingame-Kimball

4.6 miles; Charlestown, RI Today was a solo hike and boy howdy the biting black flies were out! We’ve had a frost, so I took the bug spray out of my pack. BIG MISTAKE. I had bare arms and by the end of the hike my arms were bloody. I think this was also my […]

Wahaneeta and Woody Hill

| October 14, 2016

Wahaneeta and Woody Hill

5 miles; Westerly, RI Wow. I’ve hiked these properties before, but I obviously never got to see all that much. Woody Hill, which is a State of Rhode Island Wildlife Management Area, is stunning. Gentle hills criss-crossed with stone walls, quarries, old forest roads, and trails, these woods feel quite far removed from suburban Westerly, although […]

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